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    The ‘Russian Submarine’ in Swedish Waters Isn’t the Only Unwelcome Visitor in the Baltic Sea
    Oct21

    The ‘Russian Submarine’ in Swedish Waters Isn’t the Only Unwelcome Visitor in the Baltic Sea

    Last week Sweden received a decidedly unwelcome visitor. Following a Russian-language phone call between the Stockholm archipelago and the Russian city of Kaliningrad, intercepted by Sweden’s FRA signals intelligence agency, the Swedish military discovered what it believes was a Russian submarine just outside Stockholm. Though Russia denied...

    Ukraine Brings in Law to Try Fugitive Yanukovich in Absentia
    Oct21

    Ukraine Brings in Law to Try Fugitive Yanukovich in Absentia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in a move to head off discontent before an election, signed a law on Tuesday that will allow ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich to be tried by court in his absence for crimes carried out while he was in power. Poroshenko and his pro-Western government, who are seeking a strong mandate in a parliamentary election...

    Ukraine Update 2014: Ukraine Used Cluster Munition, Says Watchdog, Military Denies Report
    Oct21

    Ukraine Update 2014: Ukraine Used Cluster Munition, Says Watchdog, Military Denies Report

    Ukraine allegedly used cluster munitions against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, according to Human Rights Watch, but Ukrainian officials denied Tuesday using the weapons banned by over 100 countries for their indiscriminate nature. Human Rights Watch also accused separatists of using the weapons, but to a lesser degree. …read...

    Ukraine vote candidate survives gun, grenade attack: party
    Oct21

    Ukraine vote candidate survives gun, grenade attack: party

    A Ukrainian election candidate allied to the prime minister was shot at and came under a grenade attack as he left his home late on Monday, and only survived because he was wearing body armor, his party said. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Putin offered to carve up Ukraine with Poland, says ex-minister
    Oct21

    Putin offered to carve up Ukraine with Poland, says ex-minister

    Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, described Radek Sikorski’s comments as a “fable.” …read more Source: Toronto...

    The Evolution Of Euromaidan In Photos
    Oct21

    The Evolution Of Euromaidan In Photos

    Euromaidan started late on November 21, 2013, when up to 2,000 protesters gathered at Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square). The movement started peacefully but did not end that way. The violence started after the government’s crackdown on protesters overnight on November 30. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Ex-Senators Confirm Lobbying For Russian Bank On Ukraine Sanctions
    Oct21

    Ex-Senators Confirm Lobbying For Russian Bank On Ukraine Sanctions

    This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.Former Sens. Trent Lott and John Breaux were part of a team paid $150,000 by a Russian bank to lobby on U.S. sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, according to a new disclosure their firm has filed with the U.S....

    REPORT: Putin Offered Poland’s Prime Minister The Chance To Join Forces And Partition Ukraine
    Oct21

    REPORT: Putin Offered Poland’s Prime Minister The Chance To Join Forces And Partition Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly tried to tempt Poland into invading Ukraine with the goal of partitioning the country in 2013, former Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski told Ben Judah in an article in Politico. According to Sikorski, who was Poland’s foreign minister from 2007 until this past September and is now a member of...

    War Heroes, Activists to Shape New-look Ukraine Parliament
    Oct21

    War Heroes, Activists to Shape New-look Ukraine Parliament

    Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses, in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine’s next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won’t be to Russia’s liking. Candidate lists for the October 26 elections show how personal favorites backed by old school powerbrokers in the...

    Ukraine denies rights group report it uses cluster bombs
    Oct21

    Ukraine denies rights group report it uses cluster bombs

    Ukrainian armed forces have never used prohibited weapons such as cluster bombs in their fight against pro-Russia separatists, a military spokesman insisted Tuesday after a rights group reported it had documented a dozen instances when the indiscriminate weapons were used in populated areas. …read more Source: Los Angeles...